Friday, November 25, 2011

Meeting with Senior officers, Directorate

Latest news from NFPE headquarters

On 24. 11.2011, Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General NFPE and President CHQ, General Secretary Com. K. V. Sridharan and Com. Satyanarayana, General Secretary, Postal Accounts met the Secretary and discussed the issues. The need for review meeting on the decision arrived on strike demands and convening JCM Departmental Council meeting was discussed and stressed. Secretary (P) Ms. Manjula Prashar assured to convene the meeting shortly.
Thereafter, Secretary General & General Secretary P3 met Member (P), DDG (P) and other senior officers and discussed various issues. The following are the outcome and information, we gathered from the Directorate.
1. LGO Exam: - Decision has been taken ignore the language papers and exam result will be decided based on the marks secured in Arithmatic Paper (25 X 2) communication will be sent to CMC for valuation of arithmetic paper and finalise results.
2. IPO Exam: A Committee has been constituted to review the out of syllabus questions on law paper. The Committees report is expected within a forthnight Threafter decision will be taken about the valuation of IPO exam papers. It seems that it will take atleast a month’s time for finalistion.
3. HSG I Recruitment Rules: At last, the UPSC approved the Recruitment Rules for HSG I, the file will be forwarded to Law Ministry for approval of draft for Gazette notification of HSG I Recruitment Rules and it will be finalized within a month.
4. Postmaster Grade III: - The Issue will be finalized within a month as the file relating to HS GI Recruitment Rules had been approved. Volunteers will be called for among the HSG I after releasing DPC for HSG I and the posts will be filled first with the HSG I officials opted for postmaster Grade III. The remaining posts will be filled as per the Recruitment Rules of Postmasters.
5. Cadre review: - DDG (P) assured that he will finalise a draft from the Department side and discuss the same in the first weak of December 2011. We explained the urgency and the need for the earliest finalization of this major demand.
6. Postman Recruitment Rules : - Based on our strike demands to modify the Postman Recruitment Rules and also to have a discussion about this with staff side, a meeting with DDG (P) will be held on 2.12.2011 at 11.00 hours at Directorate.
7. Allowance Committee: - The Committee constituted for review of allowances has finalized its recommendation and is expected to submit before the end of this month. Our CHQ views, as learnt, has taken note of while considering the issues. Orders may be expected.
8. GDS Demands: - i) Despite strong recommendation by the Department, JS (FA) has once again return the file with some objections relating to the case of reduction of point from Rs. 20,000/- to Rs. 10000/- we should exert more pressure.
(ii) Similarly the enhancement of Bonus ceiling file was also returned by the internal finance stating that the GDS are doing duties less than 5 hours. This should also be taken vigorously
9. Casual Labourers: - The Committee constituted to consider about application of revision of wages and also the future of the existing casual labourers/contingents has sought information from various circles. The finalisation of Committee, it is leant, will take more time, there are 21000 contingent part time casual labourers. We may think of suggesting to convert such posts as GDS or may be absorbed in the unfilled vacancies of GDS which were kept under skeleton.
10. Postmaster Grade I: - The declined vacancies have been filled up with the remaining successful candidates of all the circles except five circles from which no informations were received. They have been addressed. No examination was held in Kerala Circle due to court cases.
11. PA Recruitment: - PA Direct recruitment for the vacancies up to 2011 December may be scheduled in the month of April 2012 and the revised recruitment Rules will be brought in to effect. Directorate has initiated the process.
12. Confirmation Exam: - In the revised PA recruitment rules, the confirmation examination has been removed. There is no examination hereafter. All will be confirmed by DPC committee as per 6 (i) (12) of the said rules. This is a major achievement so far our P3 Comrades.
13. Rules 9 Cases/Review petitions: - Member (P) Ms. Yasodhara Menon informed that time bound action has been initiated to clear all pending Rule 9 Cases/Review petitions. She assured result-oriented action on other issues also.
An urgent meeting of the Central JCA will be held on 03.12.2011 (3rd December 2011) Saturday at 11 AM at NFPE office, North Avenue, New Delhi to decide future course of action on pending demands.





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Thursday, November 24, 2011


Postal Policy 2012 A meeting is likely on the policy to discuss various dimensions with key stakeholders, next month PTI | November 14 2011..Share..The government has started the exercise to formulate the new National Postal Policy 2012, in order to rejuvenate and bring the postal sector to the centre stage of economic development.

The Department of Post (DoP) will organise a round-table conference next month to discuss various dimensions of the policy with key stakeholders.

"DoP may complete this (discussion) exercise by April, 2012," Minister of Communications and Information Technology Kapil Sibal said, adding that the agenda of the same should be submitted by November 20.

The government said National Postal Policy (NPP) would have clear goals, defined role of various operators in the sector and regulatory mechanism in place.

"The postal sector is a key information medium that contributes to both the economic and social development. In recent years, the postal market place has grown increasingly competitive, complex and essential," Sibal added.

The minister in his communication to the DoP has indicated that the new policy should be in line with market dynamics and postal sector should contribute to social and economic development of the country.

"A comprehensive policy must be compiled to guide and regulate the development, growth and contribution of this sector over the next five to 10 years," Sibal said.

DoP had earlier come up with a National Postal Policy, which is viewed as 'prototype' of the policy, a senior ministry official said.

The policy was written by couple of postal department officers without consultation with the industry, the official added.

The new policy will be framed in consultation with various stakeholders of the Indian postal sector which will include various players in logistics, courier and e-commerce business."NPP'12 will have clear goals in terms of job creation, potential investment, guidelines for postal services and strategic focus area for the sector," the official said.

With over 1.5 lakh post offices India's Department of Post has the one of the largest postal network in the world.

In order to match the rapid growth of the country, DoP is undergoing various radical changes which includes a proposal to convert over 1.5 lakh post offices across the nation into full-fledged banks on the anvil.

The post offices currently offer financial services like savings bank, postal life insurance, pension payments and money transfer services



The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for notifying changes in the existing Central lists of OBCs.

The National Commission for Backward Classes advised the Central Government for amendment in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for the States of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and West Bengal and Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar, Chandigarh, Delhi and Puducherry.

Accordingly, the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment would make amendments in the Central lists of OBCs in respect of these States and UTs. Inclusion of these castes/communities in the Central list of OBCs would enable them to avail the benefits of reservation in Central Government services and posts as well as admissions in the Central educational institutions, thus contributing to the goal of equity and inclusiveness.

PIB 16th November,2011


Com. Bhupendra Nath Ghosh known as Dada Ghosh was elected as Secretary General of the newly formed National Federation of Postal and Telegraph Employees in 24th November 1954. Let us take a pledge on this historic occasion to play our due role to complete the task left unfinished by our great leaders


Regarding the LGO exam. question paper issue out of 24 marks in Hindi questions. Our Circle Union has taken up with appropriate level and with our General Secretary also. Our General Secretary in turn has taken up the matter with Member (P). Now, Directorate decided valuation of LGO Exam for 76 marks equated to 100 marks orders issued

Tuesday, November 22, 2011



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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Framing of Recruitment Rules in respect of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants in Department of Posts.

Framing of Recruitment Rules in respect of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants in Department of Posts.
The Gramin Dak Sevaks, these shall be filled by direct recruitment from amongst other open market candidates of the same year, fulfilling the age and qualification conditions.

The Gramin Dak Sevaks should have obtained at least 50% marks in 10+2 Standard or 12th class with English as a Compulsory subject. And have put in a minimum service of five years;
They should be within 30 years of age (35 years for those belonging to Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes and 33 years for other Backward Classes).

No. 37-47/2010-SPB-I
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, New Delhi-110001
Dated; 18.11.2011

All Chief Postmaster General
Postmaster General
The Director, PSCI, Ghaziabad
Subject; Framing of Recruitment Rules in respect of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants in Department of Posts.
I am directed to forward herewith a copy of revised Recruitment Rules dated 3.11.2011 for the Posts of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants in Department of Posts notified in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-II Section 3, Sub-section (i) dated 3.11.2011.
It is requested that the provisions of Recruitment Rules may be brought to the notice of all concerned.
Yours faithfully,
(Alka Tewari)
Assistant Director General (SPN)
Encl; As above
Please down load below link for Gazette notification for PA/SA Recruitment Rules.
-- S.S.MahadevaiahGeneral SecretaryAll India Postal Extra Departmental Employees Union

Thursday, November 17, 2011


Central Government clears changes in PFRDA Bill, allows 26% FDI in pension

Govt clears changes in PFRDA Bill, allows 26% FDI in pension
The govt on Wednesday approved amendments to the PFRDA Bill 2011 while agreeing to the proposed 26 percent foreign investment in the pension sector but refrained from providing assured returns to subscribers in the proposed law.
The government had decided not to mention FDI cap in the legislation itself for retaining the flexibility of changing it through an executive order. The 26 per cent FDI cap is to be mentioned in the regulations to the legislation.
The changes to the PFRDA Bill were approved by the Union Cabinet at its meeting in New Delhi.
The Bill, which has already been scrutinised by the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, is likely to be taken up for consideration and passage in the Winter Session beginning 22nd November.



HIS CELL NO:9966445558


Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Dr Har Gobind Khorana, who died November 9,2011 in Massachusetts, was the first person of Indian origin since Independence to receive the Nobel Prize. If you have crammed the contents of a high school science textbook, Dr Khorana’s name might fleet in and out of memory, along with the acronym RNA. RNA stands for Ribonucleic Acid, one of three macromolecules (apart from DNA – Deoxyribonucleic Acid – and proteins) that are the essence of all known forms of life.

The components of nucleic acids are nucleotides, and their precise sequence enables RNA to encode genetic information. The microbiology we take for granted today was the subject of intense debate and speculation in 1968. Dr Khorana’s distinction shines bright in that climate. In the late 1960s Dr Khorana demonstrated how nucleotides in nucleic acids, which bear the cell’s genetic code, control how the cell synthesizes proteins. RNA is composed of four chemical bases –adenine, cytosine, uracil and guanine – represented by A, C, U and G. Khorana and two other biochemists, Marshall W Nirenberg and Robert W Folley, who worked independently on RNA, showed that these chemical bases combine to form three-letter "words" that represent amino-acids, the components from which proteins are constructed.

They were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1968. It was the first Nobel honor for a person of Indian origin since Independence. Although Dr Khorana became a naturalized citizen of the United States in 1966, the land of his birth celebrated his achievement. In 1972, Dr Khorana constructed the first artificial gene and followed that achievement by getting one to function inside the cell of a bacterium. These discoveries were central to the rapid advances genetic engineering to follow. His lab has since turned out several distinguished scientists, among them Nobel laureates Michael Smith, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Khorana was born in Raipur in Punjab (now in Pakistan) in 1922 to what, in the great scientist’s own words, was “practically the only literate family in the village.” Home-schooled by his father, a taxation official, he got a master’s degree in science from Punjab University in Lahore.

In 1945 he moved to the University of Liverpool where he earned a doctoral degree, then to Zurich for postdoctoral studies, and thereon to Cambridge. After a stint in Vancouver, Canada he moved to the United States, beginning with the University of Wisconsin-Madison and eventually to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1970, where he was Alfred P Sloan Professor of Biology and Chemistry until his retirement in 2007. Esther Elizabeth Sibler, the Swiss national he married in 1952, brought stability and purpose to his life. She died in 2001. Of their three children, the eldest Julia Elizabeth, 58, and Dave Roy, 53, survive them. Daughter Emily Anne died in 1979. Shy and unassuming, Khorana was known to be uncomfortable speaking on the phone.

The story goes that he had to be tracked down after several calls and messages from the White House went unattended. That was 1987, and Khorana was being approached by the highest office in the United States to be informed that he had won the prestigious National Medal of Science. He was a member of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Ms. Manjula Prasher,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhavan,
New Delhi – 1.

Sub:- Most urgent and pressing problems of the Gramin Dak Sevak employees.
We are submitting herewith a short note on most urgent and pressing problems of the Gramin Dak Sevaks for your kind perusal and favourable action.
1. Gross injustice and discrimination has been done to Gramin Dak Sevak employees by denying Bonus ceiling of Rs.3500/-, at par with Departmental staff. Several courts (CAT) pronounced judgments in favour of the GDS and supported the arguments advanced by us. Bonus ceiling to GDS may be Rs.3500/- without any discrimination, please consider.
2. Removal of tightening of norms for GDSBPMs, Rs.20,000/- Cash handling per point is unreasonable and unscientific. Hither to Rs.1000/- per point for Cash handling was in force which was the basis for computation of their TRCA. Similarly no norm is fixed for transactions done under MNREGS up to 20 transactions, Stamps sales norms Rs.900/- is unreasonable against the former norms of Rs.45/- per point. We request immediate review as the officials undergo REDUCTION IN THEIR MONTHLY EMOLUMENTS/TRCA. No pay committee has suggested downward revision of pay/TRCA and such peculiarity/discrimination is only towards this section! In reality their pay should have been on the basis of minimum hours of attendance like Departmental staff, not on the basis of workload assessed unscientifically and irrationally. ANOTHER PERTINENT POINT IS THAT THEIR SERVICES ARE UTILISED OUTSIDE THE DUTY HOURS TO MOBILISE R.P.L.I, MGNREGS AND OTHER SMALL SAVINGS WORK.
3. Pay revision is always UPWARDS, but in case of many GDS downward revision has taken place and recoveries are ordered on the plea of wrong fixation. This is because of reading the rules and instructions in between the lines by local level officers/Audit officers. Pay hike system/procedure is not made as simple as adopted for Departmental staff. This is utter discrimination towards these HAVE NOTS.
4. Snatching away 25% of Promotional avenues (seniority quota) of GDS employees against the prevailing rules, convention and practice is another blow. GDS officials are being treated as outsiders for all purposes and their promotion is treated as DIRECT RECRUITMENT. Practice and pre-existing rules and norms for absorption of GDS in the department is logical and reasonable. Hence we request your kind honour to intervene in the matter. The ideal should be to systematically absorb the GDS into department by various method of DEPARTMENTALISATION, SO WE CRAVE FOR YOUR KIND INDULGENCE.
5. Hither to Compassionate appointment to the wards of GDS have been given as a welfare measure, without any condition or restrictions. Imposing unethical and unreasonable conditions and norms prescribed recently is against the principles of natural justice and law of the land. Introduction of irrational and unscientific methods to assess indigent circumstances of the family are quite unreasonable and unjust. Earning MINIMUM POINTS OF 50 is highly impracticable and unjust, live examples have been furnished already for urgent review. Please look into this issue objectively, compassionately and ON PRIORITY.
We, therefore, most respectfully solicit your kind intervention and early settlement of the issues for which we shall be highly grateful.

With regards,yours faithfully

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Ms. Shanthi Nair
Chief Postmaster General
Tamilnadu Circle
Chennai - 600002
Sub: - Atrocities & Highhandedness of Director PTC, Madurai.
A kind attention is invited to your letter received ten days back in connection with PTC, Madurai issues . The following are our view about the functioning of PTC Madurai and in particular about the atrocities of the Director, PTC.

The following are the informations we received from the trainees about the atrocities unleashed by the Director PTC Madurai Selvi. Nirmaladevi during the first session of Postmaster Grade I training from 8/8/2011 to 15/9/2011.

1. On 8/8/2011 the first day of training more than two third of the trainees were out of auditorium as the doors were locked at 0850 AM, whereas it was notified that the welcome function was fixed at 0900 AM. All the Postmaster grade officials even including the staff of PTC felt very sorry even nobody did anything wrong. At 0930 hours, the doors of the auditorium were opened and the Director thrashed in words on the mass of Postmaster Grade officials. When somebody tried to explain that the doors were locked before 10 minutes, the Director very angrily said “Shut up; Don’t talk” repeatedly. Every trainee felt very sad on the first day itself. Later the trainees came to know that the director closed the doors hastily on seeing a female Postmaster grade trainee on the way, who was supposed to be a former instructor of the same PTC filed CAT case against the same Director and got remedy. For settling the scores of personal vendetta the Director did such act.

2. On the introductory class, the Director told the trainees to attend class in Sundays also. But some of the trainees politely requested to allow rest on Sundays. However the Director angrily told that she would lose Rs 50000/ for one day if the classes fixed at THIYAGARAJA COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT, MADURAI” on Sunday is cancelled. The trainees patiently admit the violations of DG Instructions of holding training on Sunday due to heavy expenditure made for that day.

3. All were in shock that, for 40 trainees for a single day the expenditure was Rs 50000/-,then for 3 days to each batch and for 3 batches comes Rs 450000/-in 9 days. Even though the training at THIYAGARAJA COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT is good, the expenditure as told by the Director did not commensurate the benefits.

4. The Director kept the trainees in a tensioned atmosphere by not granting permission even in Sundays. There appeared to be no mess committee and all the decisions of purchase ,

Expenditure, food items, quality, quantity and timings are singularly decided, but the committees are in name sake.

5. Within short period, several trainees were discharged for taking one day leave due to death of near relatives or family members or for emergent reasons. When some trainees contacted the Director for reconsidering the termination of training for genuine leave, the Director half mindedly accepted in the middle of the training to grant leave in very emergent cases. For the name sake only two trainees were granted one day leave. For all the other people the leave taken even with the permission were treated as DIES-NON and the concerned divisional heads are advised to take appropriate actions even after completed our training. The in humanitarian attitude shown on the Postmaster grade trainees hurts not only the trainees but the staff at PTC also.

6. One day a night dinner was arranged. Some 15 trainees did not eat in the costly non veg dinner as they are not accustomed with such costly party. The request of the above trainees for giving light food at the mess was abruptly denied and openly the Director told “let them starve”. On that day food was denied and the sentiments of officials were humiliated. Now, after completed the training, some selective officials are issued with show cause notice by the respective divisional heads as directed by the Director, PTC Madurai as a revenge and afterthought.

7. Regularly all Postmaster Grade trainees were ordered to attend yoga / physical activity or Shramadhan at 0545 AM and all cleaning work in the LAB were done by the TRAINEES. Actually the cost for cleaning might be reduced to PTC but the real picture is not known to us. If anybody comes five minutes late separate punishments were as per the will and pleasure of the Director PTC. All trainees usefully practice the YOGA or Physical activity happily as they are good to their health. But the compulsory Shramadhan activity and the manner they treated created unhappiness. In the entire session the only happiest person is the DIRECTOR PTC and all others were totally unhappy. Every trainee was coming to the training with moral responsibilities but they were never cared by the super powered Director.

8. On 27/8/2011 the classes were continued till 1930 hours (awaked time was 0500AM) and all the trainees went to their rooms and they could finish their food even after the mess time of 2030 hrs. Usually the trainees were in the habit of talking to their family in the night hours in the play ground adjacent to their rooms for privacy and best phone signal. At 2130 hours hostel visit was made by the Director without any notice and four trainees were targeted as ‘NOT IN THE ROOM’. On 29/8/2011, Monday at 0930 AM , the above four trainees were pulled out from the GUEST LECTURE class and issued with show cause notice and immediate reply was demanded. All the four trainees have confirmed their presence in the PTC Campus in writing. Till tea time (1100 AM) all the four trainees were denied to listen the guest lecture. All the trainees during the tea time surrounded the four trainees and enquired about the show cause notice as all the trainees knew the fact of their presence within the campus and the allegation is filthy and ill motive. On seeing the crowd of trainees at tea spot, the Director rushed and told “we will speak in the evening” and after tea the Guest lecture continued as usual.

In the evening three trainees met the DIRECTOR and requested to recall the memory that all the four trainees were well present in the campus and the DIRECTOR and Asst. Director were the witnesses as all the four trainees wished them while their visit. The Director PTC assured that no further action would be taken on the above show cause notice and convinced with the actual reply. After the training was over and joining at their divisions, the Director issued

“DIES NON” for one official and warning to others, those may be deemed as excessive use of powers.

9. Even though all the trainees are humiliated in one way or another all the Postmaster Grade trainees were in so patience ,since the GUEST LECTURES and management subjects made them to tolerate for successful completion of training. As the Director PTC was so adamant and having unquestionable powers to punish the trainees we did nothing. The curriculum, subjects, instructors and the facility are boon to the trainees. But the trainees felt very sad about the treatment given by the DIRECTOR. The session of entire happy training was spoiled by one single person trusted with powers misusing to take revenge against the dislikes even though they are really good and deserve no adverse.

10. On 15/8/2011, the DIRECTOR PTC did a blunder of hoisting the national flag inversely in presence of all trainees and staff of PTC and one of the trainee rushed and re-hoist correctly. The particular trainee who helped the DIRECTOR in this regard is now gifted with DIES-NON after completion of the training. For tiny reasons whether it is genuine or not the DIRECTOR imposed punishments as gifts, what is the action for disrespecting the national flag on the Independence Day by the Director PTC, Madurai.

11. All the trainees have decided to record their unhappiness against the Director in the final feedback on completion of training. But the Director cleverly avoid to get feedback about the training. On the valedictory function, in presence of the CPMG, no trainee was given an opportunity to express their feeling. Feed backs were obtained for every guest lecture right from the beginning those were very good, but deliberate attempt to avoid course feedback is nothing but to hide the facts.

12. All the immature punitive actions unleashed against the innocent officials may be write back and a pleasant situation at PTC Madurai may please be ensured.

13. The expenditure made by DIRECTOR PTC is seems to be abnormal and luxurious in no way helpful to our department. For example.

(a) The luxurious one day night dinner is so wasteful and the cost per head may please be verified

(b) The amount paid to “ THIYAGARAJA COLLEGE OF MANAGEMENT” is said to be so high and the quotations from other institutions may please be checked out.

(c) The cost per head of the one day “HIGH-TEA ‘’ is seems to be very high and the need of such luxury and the force applied to the trainees to drink such tea may kindly be reconsidered. Even though if such party is decided as a part of training, such huge expenditure is very harmful to our department in particular and nation in general.

(d) From every trainee a sum of Rs 7500/- is collected among which a huge sum of Rs 3350 /- is shown as room rent/accommodation. As the building, electricity and water are come under the expenditure of Government, why room rent is in higher side and where it goes.

(e) It was told that previously cleaning /scavenging of PTC was done by some local persons with less expenditure and now the above work was done by a contractor with huge amount of contract. The contractor also not sending his personnel regularly and the cleanliness of rooms are not up to the mark. The quotations for the contract need to be checked and the comparative cost with the previous arrangement shall be compared and the loss to the department may be calculated in vigilant angle also.

(f) No mess committee is properly functioning and all unilateral decisions are converted into mess committee decisions. Hence the purchase and expenditure might not be checked properly.

14. It is most pertinent to mention one of the incidents taken place earlier to know about the eccentric check behavior of the Director. One Night at 10.30 hours when she visited nearby the staff quarters, she spotted one instructor wearing half trouser and T-shirt and standing in his home. She called and abused him about his dress. The instructor pointed out that it was his night dress and there was nothing wrong to wear T Shirts at home; he further pointed out to her when you are pointing out about my dress code, in what way it would be correct to attend PTC with sleeveless jackets. Next day one brought two or three pieces of such clothes and directed the canteen burn to earn in the midst of trainees.

15. There was a falicitation meeting organized at Madurai HO and the General Secretary attend the meeting on 28.8.2011 Sunday. The trainees sought permission to attend this meeting. That was strongly refused and the Director instructed that even though there is no class, nobody should leave the PTC on 28.8.2011. This is causing a serious concern and the Director should not construe all the trainees as sheeps or slaves in her Jungle raj.

16. The Director, PTC, Madurai is not at all conducting classes or giving lecture to the trainees there. Her only duty is to set question papers that too without knowing what is taught in training classes resulting out-of-syllabus and irrelevant questions.

17. The most inhuman action of the Director is not even granting a day’s leave for sick or important relatives marriage or even for the death of their family members and close relatives. If any trainee under the above contingencies requests leave she threatens that his/her training would be terminated forthwith. Further no trainee is allowed to go outside even on Sundays and holidays and they should remain in the training centre only.

18. As we know the trainees were selected with high academic qualifications followed with various screening tests like aptitude tests etc. But almost nearly 2/3rd of the candidates get detained as failed in every batch at PTC Madurai which we can’t heard in any other training centre in our country. If for fail, it is logical. But detention percentage is alarming. It shows that the questions are meant to be not related to the materials taught in the classes. This is nothing but blatant display of deliberate attempt of the Director to harass the trainees to satisfy his sadistic pleasure.

19. Last week, as it heavily rained many trainees could not wear shoes that were mandatory. They were only sandals/chappals as they were to wade through ankle deep water and slippery muddy ground. They were very badly abused and teased by the Director. All of them were threatened that then would not be allowed to appear for exams. They were further directed to write all 860 Head Pos in India with pin code for 100 times as imposition, i.e 86000 times of name of HO with Pin which is not humanly possible.

20. The list of harassments is long. The attitude to dominate like an autocrat and driving pleasure in teasing others are the hallmark of the incumbent. The above are not exhaustive. These are only the tips of iceberg.

In nutshell, we wish to place on record that Director PTC is totally unfit for such institution and her topsy turvy activities and harassment were made the PTC as hell to the trainees.

If the situation is not arrested, even we may think of holding series of programmes against her either in front of PTC or before circle office for which there will be good response irrespective of affiliations of general employees.

It is requested to intervene and rein in the situation before it goes out of control.
With profound regards,
Yours sincerely,
(R. Sivannarayana)
Offg. General Secretary

Monday, November 14, 2011


President :

Working President :
Com.Y.NAGABHUSHANAM (Circle Secretary)

General Secretary :
Com. B.MOHAN (Night Watchman, Gandhinagar PO, Secunderabad)

NFPE Gudur conveys congratulations to all the office bearers.




Saturday, November 12, 2011







Notice is hereby given for a meeting of the National Council of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers, on 16th December, 2011 at KOCHI (Ernakulam – Kerala) The meeting will commence at 10.00 a.m. and will continue till the agenda items are discussed and concluded. The following is the agenda for discussion at the meeting.

1. Review of the 25th November, March to Parliament programme and the signature campaign against the PFRDA Bill.

2. Finalization of future action programme to realize the charter of demands.

3. Review of progress in the matter of formation of District and State Committees.

4. Other organizational issues with special reference to payment of subscription and the venue for the next triennial conference.

5. Participation in the common T.U Programmes chalked out by the joint platform of trade unions

6. Continuing impasse in the settlement of issues slated for discussion at the National Anomaly Committee.

7. Any other matter with the permission of the Chair.

Secretary General.


All National Council Members. Please make it convenient to attend the meeting. Another communication will follow from the Kerala state Committee about the arrangements made for the conduct of the meeting, boarding, lodging etc. However, all N.C members are requested to kindly book the ticket in advance to and fro as there would be terrific rush in connection with the Sabarimala pilgrimage.
-- M.KrishnanSecretary General NFPE

Bribery-accused top postal officer suspended again

November 09, 2011

Chief postmaster general Manjit Singh Bali was suspended again on Tuesday in Mumbai

MUMBAI: Manjit Singh Bali, who was appointed as chief postmaster general of West Bengal on November 4 after an 18-month suspension, was suspended on Tuesday by the department of telecommunications (DoT).

In February 2010, Bali (59), then the chief postmaster general of Goa and Maharashtra, was suspended after he was caught by the CBI for accepting a bribe of Rs 2 crore.

“A departmental inquiry has begun against Bali (a 1978 batch Indian Postal Service officer). DoT issued his suspension order at 2 pm on Tuesday,” said a source from the general post office. The order stated: “He (Bali) shall not leave the Kolkata headquarters without obtaining prior permission from the competent authority.”

Bali had challenged his February 2010 suspension at the central administrative tribunal (CAT), which ordered his reinstatement on November 4 this year. The government is likely to challenge the tribunal’s order in court. A CBI officer said: “We had told the tribunal that he would influence witnesses and so opposed his reinstatement.” According to the CBI, former Mira-Bhayandar corporator Rita Shah had approached Bali on behalf of a builder in January 2010 for an NOC to develop a 2,000 sq mt Thane plot worth Rs 4 crore. Bali’s NOC was required as 25% of the land was to be used for a post office.

A CBI officer said that Shah got a call from Arun and Harsh Dalmiya of the Watermark Financial Consultancy, Nariman Point, asking her to meet them at their office. “There they demanded bribe on Bali’s behalf. When Shah met Bali again, he confirmed the demand. Shah then approached us (the CBI), which recorded on camera Bali’s visit to the plot accompanied by the Dalmiyas.

“When Shah went to the Dalmiyas’ office with the money, we apprehended the father-son duo accepting it. At the same time, we told them to play along till Bali was trapped. So, Harsh Dalmiya called up Bali and told him that the money had been received. Bali asked him to hand over the money at a restaurant at Badhwar Park in Cuffe Parade. We caught Bali red-handed accepting the money stuffed in a black bag.”

Friday, November 11, 2011

11/11/11 (a.k.a. 11-11-11); Friday, November 11, 2011: Mathematics

The number eleven is the fifth prime number (contrary to popular belief, the number one ( 1 ) is not a prime number).
The base numeric number system lends itself to some interesting peculiarities as relates to the number eleven.
Base 10 for example:
(2 digits) 11 x 11 = 121
(6 digits) 111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
(9 digits) 111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321
Base 16 (hexadecimal) for example:
(2 digits) 11 x 11 = 121
(6 digits) 111111 x 111111 = 12345654321
(9 digits) 111111111 x 111111111 = 12345678987654321

11.11.11 11.11.11, auspicious or doomsday?

Get ready to experience once-in-a-lifetime moment this Friday.

At 11.11.11 on 11.11.11, the time and date will be a perfect same-numbered palindrome, reading the same backwards as forwards, an event which can only happen on one day every 100 years, the Daily Mail reported.

While some consider it as the perfect day for a wedding, some "prophecy" web forums claimed it could also be the end of the world
The reason the date is so unusual is that 11.11.11 is the only double-figure palindromic date, since there is no 22nd month.

And the last time it happened, on November 11 1911, an almost supernatural event saw temperatures drop by more than 60F in a single day.

This was the Great Blue Norther, a cold snap which hit the U.S. causing blizzards and tornadoes as well as record falls in temperature.

Enhancement of Dearness Allowance payable to the State Government employees / pensioners / family pension holders to 49% w.e f 01.07.2011




Dated Shillong, the 31st October, 2011.


Subject :- Dearness Allowance.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No.F(PR) 47/2009/Pt/59 dated 2nd May. 2011 and to say that the Governor of Meghalaya is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to the State Government employees/pensioners/family pension holders shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 43% to 49% with effect from 1.7.2011.

2. These orders shall also apply to the members of the work-charged establishment and casual workers other than Bungalow Peons, holding posts in the scales of pay as admissible to the employees of corresponding categories under the regular establishment/services/posts.

New Recruities of BPM


NFPE congratulates Him

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

New Recruities of BPM

BPM,Balireddipalem,Vakadu----------- S.Nageswara Rao----------- 441 Marks
BPM,PCR palem, Gudur HO -----------M.Sudhakar -----------------402 Marks

NFPE Congratulating both of them.


New Delhi, Nov. 7: Post office savings bank deposits without any fixed maturity will earn interest of 4 per cent up from 3.5 per cent now.
And interest rates on other small saving instruments, such as the National Savings Certificate, will be indirectly linked to the market. The new rates could be notified from July 1, 2011 for the current fiscal year.

High interest rates offered by the banks seem to be luring people to withdraw money from the small savings. The Government was expecting Rs 24,182 crore through small savings during this fiscal, but till date far from any fresh accretion, there has been a net outflow of approximately Rs 11,000 crore. This means people withdrew more money than making fresh deposits.
There is also a proposal to discontinue the Kisan Vikas Patra scheme.
A senior Government official told Business Line, “The Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, has approved the proposals based on the Shyamala Gopinath Committee. Now, the new mechanism for the small saving instruments will be effective after the new system is notified.”
From the next financial year, the Government is likely to announce the new rates at the beginning of the financial year, to be effective from April 1.
The thinking in the Finance Ministry is that there is no need to deregulate postal deposit rates as has been done in the case of saving bank deposits in banks.
The calculation of the interest on savings deposits in post offices will be done on a daily product basis but only after the post offices are fully computerised. For this, “we will have to wait for the notification,” the official added.
The Government has also accepted the Committee's recommendation on reducing the tenure for NSC from six to five years. But there will be a special NSC with tenure of 10 years.
The interest rates on both will be benchmarked to the weighted average of the yield of the government bonds during previous years. At present a six-year NSC earns a fixed annual rate of 8 per cent.
The official said that the Government has also approved the formula for sharing the net collections of small savings between the Centre and the States. The Committee recommended that the mandatory component for States could be lowered to 50 per cent from 80 per cent at present.
State Governments could exercise the option of either 50 per cent or 100 per cent at the beginning of each fiscal for administrative convenience. The balance amount could either be taken by the Centre or on-lent to other States if they so desire, or could be on-lent for financing infrastructure.


Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Re-allotment in PS Group B cadre

Directorate has issued re-allotment in PS Group B cadre vide dtd 8.11.2011. The followng Officers were re-allotted to other Circles.
1. Sri Vageesh Varada, SP, Nandyal re-allotted to Karnataka Circle
2. Sri M. Sudhakar Mallya, SP, Karimnagar re-allotted to Karnataka Circle
3 Sri A.V. Gaikwad, Sr. Postmaster, Khairatabad re-allooted to Maharastra Circle
4 Sri R. Baskaran, AD(Technology), O/o CPMG re-allotted to Tamilnadu Circle
5 Sri K. Durairaju, SP, Nellore re-allotted to Tamilnadu Circle